Bradford Woods getting conservation grant to improve storm water system along Willow Road
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 11:02 AM
Bradford Woods is one of four communities that will receive grants totalling nearly $204,000 from the Allegheny County Conservation District to reduce erosion caused by storm water.
The borough is getting a $12,965 grant to continue working on a project along Willow Road to address storm water runoff that flows into a tributary of Pine Creek.
The grant money comes from the state’s Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road program, which funds projects on or around roads that are unpaved or are paved but have fewer than 500 vehicles per day traveling on them.
“The road system can have a significant impact on our water quality when storm water runoff causes sediment from unpaved or poorly paved roads to erode into a nearby stream,” said agriculture conservationist Riley Sunday.
“Each year, this program makes a difference in our community by minimizing erosion, preventing or repairing landslides and ultimately improving the health of our streams,” Sunday said.
The other three municipalities that will receive grants are: South Fayette Township, $105,910; Oakdale Borough, $38,163; Coraopolis, $46,850.